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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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John King was born in Ballinrobe, Ireland back in 1865.  He was involved in an incident and was wanted by the local police, he made his way to the United States arriving in Vermont around 1893, he enlisted in the Navy serving on board the USS Massachusetts during the Spanish-American War.  In 1900, he was transferred to the USS Vicksburg during the Philippine-American War.In 1916, he was discharged from the Navy.  However, at the beginning of World War I he reenlisted as a Chief serving in New York until 1919.  After his retirement, I couldn’t find anything about him until his death in 1938, he is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas.What you may not know about Chief John King is that he is only one of nineteen to receive the Medal of Honor twice.  Your day is worthwh...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Marion Keisker was born in Memphis, Tennessee back in 1917.  She graduated from Southwestern College with a degree in English and Medieval French.  She married Angus and had a son who she named after the father.  She was a radio show host for WREC becoming a station manager and later Sam Phillips assistant.  She also worked at the Memphis Recording Service and Sun Records.  She left Sun Records and joined the U.S. Air Force, commissioned as a captain and served as information office in charge of the Armed Forces television station at the Ramstein base in Germany.  She left the Air Force in 1969, moving back to Memphis where she became active in the Memphis chapter of the National Organization for Women.  Her correspondence is archived at the Memphis Public Library.  She died in 1989, sh...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Claudia Alta Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas back in 1912.  She was a shy and quit girl that spent much of her time outdoors.  She attended school in Jefferson, Texas graduating from Marshall Senior High School at the tender age of 15.  After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Alabama for just one summer session.She moved back to Texas enrolling at St. Mary’s Episcopal College for Women.  She graduated in 1930, however she continued her education at the University of Texas.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with honors in 1933, and a second bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude in 1934.   Later on, that same year she married her husband at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas.  Her husband decided to enter politics, she to...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs was born in Sappemeer, the Netherlands back in 1854 to Abraham and Anna.  In 1870, she took an exam and passed as a pharmacist, where she earned a diploma.  For the next two years she prepared for the entry exam to enter a college.  She attended college and passed the exam in 1878.She opened an independent practice on the Herengracht canal where she specialized in the treatment of women and children.  It was the custom that males were not permitted to treat women and children in the Netherlands in those days.  She died in 1929, she was 75.What you may not know about Aletta is that she was the first woman officially to attend a Dutch university, one of the first female physicians in the Netherlands and she founded the world’s first birth control clinic. Your day i...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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David J. Icove was born in Akron, Ohio back in 1949.  He graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1967.  He continued his education at the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland.  He was hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime in 1984.Apparently, he was good at the FBI for he testified at the U.S. Congressional Committee who was seeking guidance on key legislative initiatives.  He left the FBI transferring to the U.S. Tennessee Valley Authority Police rising to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police for the Criminal Investigations.  After the September 11 attacks, he represented the TVA full-time as a Task Force Agent on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.  He retired in 2005.  In 2015, he joined a Board of Dir...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Jefferson Hunsaker was born in Contra Costa County, California back in 1855 to Nicholas and Lois.  The family moved to San Diego in 1869, where his father served as the 10th sheriff of San Diego County.  When he was 16 he began to learn the printers trade for the San Diego Bulletin.Later he trained as a lawyer, in 1876 he was admitted to the bat.  He ran and was elected as the San Diego District Attorney.  In 1887, he ran for mayor, he served in that capacity, however he ran into opposition from the city council which was dominated by members of the opposite party.  He resigned a year later.  In1901, he was elected to the “junior vice-president of the Los Angeles Bar Association.  He was elected as vice-president of the American Bar Association in 1904.  In 1911, he was elected ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Theodora Kimball was born in West Newton, Massachusetts back in 1887. She graduated from the Girls’ Latin School in Boston before entering Simmons College.  She graduated in 1908 with a master’s degree in Library Science and a minor in English landscaping and gardening.After graduation, she headed the library of the U.S. Bureau of Industrial Housing and Transportation in Washington, D.C.  in the 1920’s she was teaching at both Cambridge School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and at Harvard Graduate School of Design where she taught English.  She left Harvard in 1924 the same year she married Henry.  She died in 1935, she was 48.What you may not know about Theodora Kimball Hubbard is that she was the first woman accepted as a member to the American City Planning Institute, she...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Charles A. Hufnagel was born in Louisville, Kentucky back in 1916.  He graduated from the University of Notre Dame earing a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After graduation, he worked at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, his specialty was organ transplants.  In 1950, he was the director of the Georgetown University Medical Center’s surgical research laboratory.He was the author of more than 200 articles in medical and other scientific journals.In 1974, he headed a three-member medical panel that evaluated then President Richard M. Nixon. The panel determined he was too weak physically to testify, thus he never testified in the Watergate break-in.  While the panel refused to say why, thus protecting the confidentiality of the former president.  He died in Washington, D.C. in 1989,...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Henry Hughes Hough was born in Saint-Pierre, Newfoundland.  He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1891.  After graduation, he served on the Morris a torpedo boat during the Spanish-American War.  After the war, he was assigned to Naval Intelligence.  He was made the Navy attaché to France in 1911 and later to Russia. In 1914, he was given his first command of the gunboat Wilmington assigned to the Naval Academy.  In 1923, he was appointed Director of Naval Intelligence being promoted to Rear Admiral in 1924.  He retired from the Navy in 1935 after serving for 44 years.  He died in 1943, he was 72.What you may not know about Henry is that in 1922, he was appointed as the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, being the first non-acting military governor to govern as...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Patricia Horoho was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina back in 1960. She attended St. Ann Catholic School graduating from E.E. Smith High School in 1978.  She continued her education earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982.After graduation, she enlisted in the United States Army.  She continued her education with a Master of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992.  During the September 11th attacks she was recognized as a Nurse Hero by the American Red Cross.  She retired from the Army in 2016 as a Lieutenant General.What you may not know about Patricia is that she was the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, the first woman and the first Nurse Corps Officer...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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August Horch was born in Winningen, Rhenish Prussia back in 1868.  Initially he trained as a blacksmith before graduating from Mittweida Technical College, where he earned a degree in engineering.  After graduation, he worked for a short time in the shipbuilding area. In 1896, he worked for Karl Benz for three years before going out on his own.In 1899, he founded the A. Horch & Co in Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany. The first Horch automobile was built in 1901. August left the company after a dispute and moved to Zwickau.  He tried to incorporate the Horch in the company, but the former company took him to civil court where the court ruled against him.  So, he changed the company name (more on that in a moment).He left that company in 1920 serving on the board of the Auto Union.  Later he w...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Horatio J. Homer was born in Farmington, Connecticut back in 1848, to Charles and Sarah. He left school when he was twelve and worked as a bellhop in Waterbury, Connecticut.  Before moving to Boston, Massachusetts he held several jobs, a steward on a steamboat and a porter on a Pullman car just to name a few.He moved to Boston in 1873, finding work as a waiter at the Commonwealth Hotel.  In 1873, he was working as a janitor at the Globe Theatre.  In 1878, he started working for the Boston Police where he served for 40 years.  He met every president from Rutherford B. Hayes to Woodrow Wilson.  He also served as an escort for foreign ambassadors.  He retired from the police force in 1919 as a sergeant he was 70, sadly he died four years later at the age of 74.What you may not know about H...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Jeanne Marjorie Holm was born in Portland, Oregon back in 1921.  Shortly after the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps was established she enlisted in the Army in 1942.  Attending Officer Candidate School at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, she received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1943.Before leaving the Army in 1946, she was in charge of the 106th WAC Hospital Company in West Virginia. she was recalled to duty in 1948, during the Berlin Blockade.  In 1949, she was sent to Erding Air Depot where she served as assistant director of plans and operations.  She retired from the Air Force in 1975.What you may not know about Major General Holm is that in 1952, she was the first woman to attend the Air Command & Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base.  She was the first female one-star general of th...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Ellen Lewis Herndon was born in Culpeper, Virginia back in 1837 to William and Frances.  I don’t have any information about her childhood, however apparently, she was born into a wealthy family.  In 1856, she met her future husband. They married in 1859 in New York City.  she was a talented soprano who often sang with the Mendelssohn Glee Club.Her husband served in the Civil War with the New York militia, while Ellen sympathized with the Confederacy. The pair became a prominent around New York.  Among their friends were the Vanderbilts, Astors and Roosevelts.Her husband devoted his time to the New York Republican party, rising through the ranks to become Adjutant General of New York, with the U.S. Army at the rank of brigadier general.  In 1880, she came down with a cold, which quickly ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edward James Heffron was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1923 to Joseph and Anne.  He attended South Philadelphia High School but dropped out to earn money for the family during the Great Depression.  He worked at the New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey sandblasting cruisers.He enlisted in the United States Army on November 7th, 1942.  He could have stayed out of the war due to a medical condition called Dupuytren’s Contracture.  He saw service in the battles of Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Kaufering concentration camp in Landsberg, Germany.  For his actions during the Battle of the Bulge he was awarded the Bronze Star.After the war, he worked at Publicker Industries operating a whiskey distillery for 20 years.  Afterw...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Isaac Hawkins was born in Taunton, Somerset, England back in 1772 to Isaac and Joan.  His father was a watchmaker later becoming a Wesleyan minister.  John emigrated to the United States attending the College of New Jersey studying medicine and later, chemical filtration. He opened a non-vocational craft school in Bristol, Pennsylvania.He returned to England in 1803, opening a London sugar refinery, he worked as a patent agent and consultant.  He joined the Institution of Civil engineers in 1824.  He superintended the construction of the Thames Tunnel.  He also served as president of the Anthropological Society of London.What you may not know about John is that he was also an inventor.  He invented the “pianoforte” the first portable grand piano.  He also invented and patented the ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Harrison Gray Dyar was born in Harvard, Massachusetts back in 1805.  He apprenticed as a watchmaker in Concord, Massachusetts.  He left for Paris in 1825, returning to the United States in 1858.  When he returned his interest turned to the newly developed technology of electricity. He erected the first telegraph line and dispatched over it the first telegraph message ever sent in America.  In 1868, he purchased the “Lindon Hill” estate in Rhinebeck, New York where he lived until his death in 1875. He was 71.What you may not know about Harrison is that a decision by Levi Woodbury of the Supreme Court of the United States, he determined Harrison laid the first telegraph lines in 1826, a full eighteen years before Samuel Morse patented it in 1847.  It may interest you but Samuel married th...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Anna Rebecca Hall was born in New York City, New York back in 1863 to Valentine and Mary. She was the first born, so when her father died at 17 she was forced to take control of the family.  She was a leading debutant of the 1881 season.  In December of 1883 she married Elliott, the union produced three children.Elliott was a heavy drinker and addicted to laudanum.  In 1889, the family travelled to Austria in search of a treatment for Elliott.  After three months they moved to Paris, soon afterwards Anna and Elliott separated.  Anna moved back to New York where she died of diphtheria, she was 29.  Elliott died from a seizure after a suicide attempt in 1894.What you may not know about Anna Rebecca Hall Roosevelt is that one of her children was named Eleanor, the First Lady of the United ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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George Britton Halford was born in Petworth, Sussex, England back in 1824 to James and Nancy.  He studied medicine in 1842.  He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1851, and the Royal College of Surgeons in 1852.  He received his doctorate at the University of St. Andrews in 1854.In 1857, he was giving lectures at the Grover Place school of medicine, London.  In 1862, he was appointed professor of anatomy and pathology at the University of Melbourne.  His classes were a full year longer than those existing in Great Britain and Ireland.  It took thirty years before the United Kingdom adopted a minimum five-year course for the medical profession.  He started out teaching three students, over the next 15 years the count grew to 70.  He died in 1910. What you may not know ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Mario Mahony was born in Chicago, Illinois back in 1871 to Jeremiah and Clara.  In 1880, the family moved to Winnetka.  She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), right now before writing the rest of this I can tell you she was way beyond me in her knowledge, so let’s continue. She returned to Chicago working in her cousin’s architecture firm, with someone you may have heard of Frank Lloyd Wright.  In 1895, she was the first employee hired by Mr. Wright working for him for almost fifteen years. When Mr. Wright left for Europe his firm was taken over by Herman V. von Holst, he gave Mario complete control of design. In that capacity, she designed Henry Ford’s Dearborn mansion and the Amberg House in Grand Rapids. What you may not know about Marion Mahony Griffin i...

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